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Sa'luk, voiced by Jerry Orbach, is the primary villain of the Disney film Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He is a ruthless, violent brute, and he seems to have pleasure in killing, similar to Razoul. His primary weapon is a knuckleduster with 3 bronze claws attached. In Arabic, his name means "a poor low-life thief with no job/work/income that owns nothing." He is very strong and an exceptionally capable fighter, able to defeat the entirety of the remaining Forty Thieves without breaking a sweat and kill a shark with his bare hands.
When Aladdin learns that his father, Cassim, is with the forty thieves, Aladdin assumes that his father is their prisoner. (As it turns out, he is their leader, with Sa'luk being the only member who doesn't like this setup). When Aladdin arrives at the thieves' lair, Sa'luk, angry at Cassim for leading them to a failed attempt to steal the oracle from Aladdin's wedding, attempts to kill Cassim, but Aladdin saves him. Sa'luk then says to the other thieves that they must kill Aladdin for knowing the location of the hideout. Cassim, having little authority over the thieves but wanting to save Aladdin, gives Aladdin the chance to fight for his life. Saluk instantly volunteers to be "the one to test him". Aladdin eventually defeats Saluk, who falls down a cliff during the fight. But Sa'luk survives, and thinks he's been replaced by Aladdin. This causes Sa'luk to reveal the location of the thieves' hideout to Razoul, the captain of the guard in Agrabah. When Razoul arrests the thieves, Sa'luk finds out that Cassim and Aladdin are not among them (they had left to join Aladdin's wedding). When Sa'luk hears that Aladdin is in Agrabah, he assumes Cassim is too, and has him arrested. Then he returns to the thieves lair, and convinces the remaining seven thieves that it was actually Cassim who gave up the location of the hideout.
Cassim meanwhile escapes from prison, with Aladdin's help and steals the oracle. Cassim uses it to find the hand of Midas, which could turn anything it touches into gold. When Cassim and Iago arrive at the thieves' lair, Sa'luk has them tied up. The thieves sail away, trying to find the Vanishing Island, where the hand of Midas is, with the oracle's help. However, Iago escapes and tells Aladdin. Aladdin and company follow the thieves to the Vanishing Isle, where it comes to a great battle. Sa'luk corners both Aladdin and Cassim and demands that they give him the hand or he'll kill Aladdin. Cassim throws the hand to Sa'luk and he catches it on the actual gold hand instead of the handle. As Sa'luk savors his victory, he's surprised when his arm starts turning into gold and barely has time to scream before he's turned into a golden statue and sinks into the water as the turtle dives beneath the surface.
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